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Using 'contact tracing' to halt Ebola spreadBumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus. U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, came word that it had happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/CDC, File)CDC tries to determine if U.S. Ebola patient exposed others in Dallas area.


San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after pitching the Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card playoff baseball game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing.


Matt Bai: Who says Jeb can't survive the primaries?Cowboys' Spillman investigated in sex assault case (Yahoo Sports)

Matt Bai - Republican candidatesSo I've been catching up on all the latest accumulation of Washington wisdom and totally get why no one other than Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or the reincarnated Pat Buchanan can possibly win the Republican nomination in 2016. But, what about Jeb Bush? Or Chris Christie?


FILE - This June 4, 2013, file photo shows then-San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman at an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night, Oct. 1, 2014, that the alleged assault took place early Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The Cowboys signed the 28-year-old Spillman on Sept. 1, two days after the sixth-year player was among the final cuts by San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.


How Kentucky's struggling miners view most expensive Senate racePolice: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop (Yahoo Sports)

Clay County Kentucky coal cultureOnce the linchpin of Kentucky's economy, the coal industry has deteriorated beyond recognition. While the miners of Clay County feel the pinch, the 2014 Senate race over Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's seat has emerged as a $100 million contest, the most expensive Senate race in American history.


FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps pauses before a training session at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Baltimore. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested early Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in his hometown of Baltimore, where police said he was clocked going nearly 40 mph over the speed limit and was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday.


HK police warn protesters not to charge buildingsMcIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year (Yahoo Sports)
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.

Europe's Rory McIlroy applauds on the 17th green after Graeme McDowell wins the singles match against Jordan Spieth of the US on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.


Why did ER send Ebola patient home?Ravens' Smith: Panthers stabbed me in the back (Yahoo Sports)

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.


Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) heads toward the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Steve Smith took some parting shots at the Carolina Panthers, three days after the outspoken wide received led the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win over his former team.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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